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Android Settings adjustments-Quick how to to speed your phone up


I updated my 2 year old HTC phone to ICS the other day. I've been rooted for some time now and running custom ROM. After the ICS update my phone was so sluggish it was almost un usable. Damn thing took 20 seconds to load pages and switch between apps. I was thinking my processor and ram made running this new operating system slow but have found out a few tweaks to switch and now she's running faster than ever.

Here's what I did.
Went to settings>developers options>transition animation scale and make sure its on .5x

Also switched Windows animation to .5x

Any other tricks you know about to share with us Android owners?



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bootycricket1
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What were the settings prior to your change? I have an atrix and those settings on mine are 1x





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What does the animation scale do that would make it speed up your phone by changing it?

My phone has been sluggish for a loooong time now (Galaxy 2 w/ At&t). I'll change it to see if it helps.






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What were the settings prior to your change? I have an atrix and those settings on mine are 1x



I have an Atrix also. Mine is sluggish and the battery is shite. Not sure if I want a Samsung or the HTC one next.






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Not sure if I want a Samsung or the HTC one next.


This. I'm strongly considering changing to the One instead of upgrading to the SIV.






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F machine
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I was all about getting the Samsung, but the one looks pretty damn awesome.





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What were the settings prior to your change?
1x

Change that shite to .5 and watch your phone fly.






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What does the animation scale do that would make it speed up your phone by changing it?


Speeds up the transition effect between screens making the phone appear snappier. The 1x transition is just slow and makes the phone look sluggish.






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Towelie
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damn, my s3 is flying now, good tip





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damn, my s3 is flying now, good tip


cant catch me going these speeds






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Neauxla
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What about text messages? I just had to purge all my text messages b/c it was taking FOREVER to do anything in text messaging

now it's back to being fast...but will I have to do this again in a few months?






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will I have to do this again in a few months?

I was told that the .5x may have to be entered several time to take effect for good. Just check it from time to time if you feel your phone is getting sluggish. It may go back to 1x after an update or phone reset.






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F machine
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Wow. That did work.





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meauxjeaux2
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Wow. That did work.
I almost didn't make this post because I thought,no way other people have as crappy phones as I do.






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holy shite





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GeauxingforTigers
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re: Android Settings adjustments-Quick how to to speed your phone up


Turn off predictive typing/word suggestion and window animations/transition set to off.





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meauxjeaux2
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Turn off predictive typing/word suggestion
what does this accomplish as far as performance goes?

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window animations/transition set to off.

much better than setting them to .5x?






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Just did this to my brothers Razor. Sped it up considerably.





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root...greenify. and go into recovery and clear your cache





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greenify.
I don't like running app killing programs. They themselves take up valuable memory.






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